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‘The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014’: Policies for inclusive entrepreneurship in Europe

Dec 18, 2014 | News

(19 December 2014) – The OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development recently published ‘The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014’, the second edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship, and on its barriers, by target social groups across the EU.

OECD is working with the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) to examine the barriers faced to business creation and self-employment by people who are disadvantaged or under-represented in entrepreneurship activities – youth, seniors, the disabled, women, ethnic minorities, the unemployed and others – and the public policy actions that can promote and support these activities.

Inclusive entrepreneurship involves business start-ups and self-employment activities that contribute to economic growth and social inclusion – notably of youth, women, seniors, immigrants and the unemployed.

In addition to inspiring policy practices, this issue contains special thematic chapters on entrepreneurship by ethnic minorities, pro-entrepreneurship welfare support systems and support for entrepreneurship from unemployment.

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